Any harm to Nawaz would be considered murder and govt would be responsible: Shah


SUKKUR : Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Khursheed Shah has said if anything adverse happened to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, it would be considered a “murder” and the government would be responsible for it.

Speaking to media in Sukkur on Sunday, Shah expressed concern over Nawaz’s deteriorating health and urged the people to pray for the health and well-being of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz quaid.

“[The] prime minister is [responsible] for the entire country, not just a political party. Imran Khan has not regarded himself as a prime minister yet. He’s still doing ‘container’ politics,” the PPP leader criticised.

Nawaz has been imprisoned at Kot Lakhpat jail since December 2018 following his conviction in a corruption reference in line with the Supreme Court’s July 2017 verdict. According to his family, his health is deteriorating and he was denied medical treatment by doctors at the Services Hospital, PIC and Jinnah Hospital.

Prime Minister Imran Khan a day earlier instructed Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar to ensure that every health facility in the country is made available for Nawaz to get the treatment of his choice.

“Our politics is not of verbal abuses. We have seen many ups and downs, we have never talked about power, we have always talked about the public,” Shah continued.

He said it was unfortunate that PM Imran was “still not ready to climb down from the container.”

On PM’s criticism of PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari delivering his speech in the Parliament in English language, Shah said, “Quaid-e-Azam used to deliver his speeches in English, yet the entire nation stood his every word.”



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